ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Right to Education Act 2009: Critical Gaps and Challenges

After the many rounds of drafting and redrafting that went into the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2009, it was hoped that the Act would be an effective instrument for any child to demand her basic entitlement. Yet, a close look at the provisions reveals disconcerting features.

Withering Commitments and Weakening Progress

There is a weakening of progress in the education sector on several key dimensions during the reforms period. An analysis of budgetary provisions during the last decade in elementary, secondary and higher education, and certain significant institutional changes reveals a number of negative developments. The weakening of progress and the negative developments are organically connected with the neoliberal policies pursued by successive governments.

Devil Take the Hindmost-Economic Reforms and Agricultural Labourers

All the indicators relating to the well-being of agricultural labourers indicate that the new economic policy has only worsened their plight But official publications and statements continue to hide the distressing ground reality.

On an Aspect of Marxist Method

The difficulties in interpreting the writings of Marx has led to a bewildering variety of forms and a large body of knowledge has been created over the past century and a half. Of necessity Marxism has been ever evolving


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